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Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.71, No.5 (2010)

Research paper

Synthesis of nitrides through the reaction of a metal jet induced in conical shaped charge penetrated into liquid nitrogen
Kazuyuki Hokamoto, Naoyuki Wada, Shin-ichiro Tsutsumi, Kazunori Akiyoshi,
Shigeru Tanaka, Shoichiro Kai, and Yasuhiro Ujimoto
p.111-116

Abstract

A new approach for synthesizing nitride intermetallics is proposed in the present investigation.The source of nitrogen is liquid nitrogen and the reaction was induced by a metal jet generated by conical shaped charges.An aluminum jet, generated by an aluminum cone, was penetrated into liquid nitrogen mixed with titanium powders.Under a moderate condition,some small sized blocks of 2-3 mm were recovered and the blocks were characterized.The results confirmed the evidence of inducing intermetallics,and the intermetallics formed were titanium nitride and titanium-aluminum nitrides.

Keywords

synthesis of intermetallics, reaction synthesis, conical shaped charge, metal jet, liquid nitrogen.

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